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Latest Biola Blog Articles

  • Student Life Blog

    Louie Chong — 

    Remember why you started

  • Student Life Blog

    Brian Phillips — 

    Paint on the inside, palm trees on the outside!

  • Student Life Blog

    Louie Chong — 

    Trouble reading textbooks? Try this method to improve reading efficiency

  • Talbot Magazine

    No Disconnect

    How Online Learning Can Build Character and Community

    Joanne J. Jung — 

    Creating an effective communal environment for learning can be challenging. Technology used well, however, has proven instrumental in addressing and accomplishing these tasks.

  • Talbot Magazine

    YHWH & Genocide

    Reflections on an Unpleasant Topic in the Old Testament

    Charlie Trimm — 

    While the old testament contains multiple “unpleasant” topics for modern readers of the Bible, most likely none are as serious as the question of YHWH’s commanded destruction of the Canaanites. To say the point bluntly, YHWH’s commands to Israel in Deuteronomy 7:1–2 sound suspiciously like genocide: “You must devote them to complete destruction” (Deut. 7:1–2, ESV). The people of Israel followed those instructions when they conquered Jericho (Josh. 6:20–21).

  • Talbot Magazine

    Shelf Life

    Recent publications from our very own Talbot Faculty.

    Gary L. McIntosh, Scott B. Rae, Kenneth C. Way, Ryan Peterson — 

    Growing God’s Church: How People Are Actually Coming to Faith Today; Introducing Christian Ethics: A Short Guide to Making Moral Choices; The Imago Dei as Human Identity: A Theological Interpretation; Judges and Ruth, Teach the Text Commentary Series

  • Talbot Magazine

    Book Excerpt: The Empowering Spirit

    Excerpt adapted from Ephesians (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), by Clinton E. Arnold

    Clinton E. Arnold — 

    Ephesians has much to say about the nature and work of the Holy Spirit, but one of the most important features of the Spirit’s work is that he represents the empowering presence of God in the lives of believers.

  • Talbot Magazine

    Best of the Blog

    Biblical Necessities? Or Theological Explanations?

    Kenneth Berding — 

    In recent years, I have been helped in my study of the Bible by employing an informal distinction between “biblical necessities” and “theological explanations.” Of all the classes I teach at Talbot, this distinction has been most helpful to students taking a class I teach called “Pauline Theology: Romans.” Since some of my students have benefitted from this distinction, I thought you might appreciate reading about it.

  • Talbot Magazine

    Faculty Profile: Michael Thigpen

    Executive Director of ETS Joins Talbot’s Faculty

    Jeanette Hagen — 

    Michael Thigpen, one of Talbot’s newest faculty members, not only transplanted himself from Kentucky to California, but he has also brought the main office for the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) as he maintains his role as its executive director.

  • Talbot Magazine

    Joanna Wu — 

    An endowed chair has been established in recognition of William Lane Craig, a world-renowned philosopher and theologian who has been teaching at Talbot School of Theology for more than 20 years.

  • Talbot Magazine

    New Center Established to Focus on Work of the Holy Spirit

    Donor-funded initiative aims for more spiritual transformation and empowerment for evangelism

    Jason Newell — 

    What would happen if Biola were more intentional about understanding the work of the Holy Spirit and developing a greater passion to be led by the empowering and life-giving Spirit of God?

  • Talbot Magazine

    News Briefs

    M.Div. Program Reduced From 96 to 79 Credits, M.A. Programs Reduced From 64 to 49 Credits, Talbot Rolls Out Three Fully Online M.A. Program Concentrations

    Talbot Magazine Staff — 

    Over the past two years, Talbot faculty have been working hard and creatively to streamline the curriculum in the Master of Divinity program.

  • Talbot Magazine

    Clinton E. Arnold — 

    Sundoulos served us well for many years. But not everyone knew what the term “sundoulos” meant. As much as I like Greek, that is the danger of quoting it in your sermons, Bible studies and magazine names. “Sundoulos” is a fellow servant, and our intent is to be just that. We want to continue to serve you in the ministries where God has called you.

  • Student Life Blog

    Norlan Hernandez — 

    You are not in the classroom and have many things competing for your time and attention.

  • Becoming Biola

    Blake Bell — 

    Dear Blogdience, Hello. As this year of ambassador-ing comes to a close, I want to reflect on what my year has been like in this job as a student...

  • Becoming Biola

    Anastasia Waltschew — 

    Hi y'all! Wow, that was bittersweet. This is the last time I will be saying "Hey, y'all" to ya. For almost a whole school year, you guys have been...

  • Becoming Biola

    Joseph Morales — 

    You’ve been here before. It’s the end of the school year, a moment for closure and recounting both good and bad memories. The oncoming of the...

  • Becoming Biola

    Chantel Barnard — 

    Hello! I cannot believe that I had the opportunity to be one of Biola’s bloggers this year. I came in as a sophomore, transfer students that had no...

  • Becoming Biola

    Isabella Branstrom — 

    This is surreal. I can't believe this is my last blog. I was trying to think of what I should write for my big sha-bang of an exit other than a...

  • Becoming Biola

    Jeremy Lupinacci — 

    Hello. Hello. Hello. I wanted to say "hello" a few more times than usual since I won’t be getting to greet you guys anymore after this blog....

  • Becoming Biola

    Chris Middleton — 

    Hey guys! It’s a sad day… I'm writing my final blog to you all. I hope along this journey you have gotten to know me better, had some of your...

  • Becoming Biola

    Vina Nguyen — 

    WOW. I cannot believe this is my last official blog as a Becoming Biola Blogger. This past school year has been incredible, and I couldn't have...

  • Becoming Biola

    Claire Roche — 

    Hey, Hello and Hi! 2 years. 24 months. 730 days. 17,520 hours. 1,051,000 minutes. After two years of writing, sharing, blogging, and celebrating...

  • Becoming Biola

    Isabella Branstrom — 

    HELLLOOOOOO I know that most of you are High School seniors, getting ready to graduate (if you haven’t already). As a matter of fact, I recently...

  • Becoming Biola

    Blake Bell — 

    The End (of the beginning) Hello, my blogdience. About a year ago, I was in your shoes. High school was coming to a close, and college was just...